English noun: emphasis
|1.||emphasis (state) special importance or significance|
|Samples||The red light gave the central figure increased emphasis.|
The room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents.
|Broader (hypernym)||grandness, importance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||focus, stress|
|2.||emphasis (attribute) intensity or forcefulness of expression|
|Samples||The vehemence of his denial.|
His emphasis on civil rights.
|Broader (hypernym)||intensity, intensiveness|
|3.||emphasis (communication) special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.|
|Broader (hypernym)||rhetorical device|
|4.||emphasis (communication) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)|
|Samples||He put the stress on the wrong syllable.|
|Broader (hypernym)||inflection, prosody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accentuation, pitch accent, sentence stress, tonic accent, word accent, word stress|